Press Release on Schizophrenia Research: September-2018

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People With Schizophrenia Account For More Than One In 10 Suicide Cases A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical appraising Sciences (ICES) study shows that individuals with schizophrenic psychosis account for quite one in ten cases of suicide in Ontario, which adolescents area unit disproportionately affected. “Among those that died by suicide, having an identification of schizophrenic psychosis is clearly over-represented,” says Dr. Juveria Zaheer, 1st author, and practician somebody in CAMH’s Institute for psychological state Policy analysis. [1] Schizophrenia … Continue reading “Press Release on Schizophrenia Research: September-2018”

What religion does to your brain

Posted on July 21, 2018Categories HEALTH & MEDICINE, HUMANS, MIND & BRAIN   Leave a comment on What religion does to your brain

Whether or not a divine power truly does exist might be a matter of opinion, but the neurophysiological effects of religious belief are scientific facts that can be accurately measured. Here, we take a look at some of these effects, as shown by the latest research. Whether you are a staunch atheist, a reserved agnostic, or a devout believer, you are equally likely to find the effects of religion on human brains astonishing. Religious belief can increase our lifespan and help us … Continue reading “What religion does to your brain”

The HIV Epidemic Is Not Over, And We’re Not as Prepared as We Need to Be

Posted on July 21, 2018Categories HEALTH & MEDICINE, HUMANS   Leave a comment on The HIV Epidemic Is Not Over, And We’re Not as Prepared as We Need to Be

There could be a resurgence. Authors of a commission into the state of the global AIDS epidemic warn policy makers and researchers to do a better job of collaborating if we’re to have a hope of meeting targets. More concerning still is their prediction that persistence of high HIV rates in many populations could spark a resurgence, and current funding and practices just aren’t up to the challenge of dealing with it. A Lancet Commission led by the International AIDS … Continue reading “The HIV Epidemic Is Not Over, And We’re Not as Prepared as We Need to Be”

Human cancers aren’t contagious, but dogs and other animals aren’t so lucky

Posted on July 18, 2018Categories ANIMALS, HEALTH & MEDICINE, HUMANS   Leave a comment on Human cancers aren’t contagious, but dogs and other animals aren’t so lucky

Whenever Máire Ní Leathlobhair visits a new city, she calls up vets in the area. She wants to know if they’ve seen any dogs harboring ugly genital tumors, contagious lumps that contain one of the more bizarre cancers in the world. Back in her lab, a map hangs on the wall, dotted with pins where her team has tracked down cases of the cancerous tumors, known as canine transmissible venereal tumors, or CTVT. The cancer isn’t triggered by a virus, the way Human … Continue reading “Human cancers aren’t contagious, but dogs and other animals aren’t so lucky”

A Common Blood Pressure Drug Has Been Recalled Because It’s Contaminated With a Carcinogen

Posted on July 17, 2018Categories HEALTH & MEDICINE, HUMANS   Leave a comment on A Common Blood Pressure Drug Has Been Recalled Because It’s Contaminated With a Carcinogen

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is putting doctors and patients on high alert after several drugs that were made in China were found to contain a possible human carcinogen. The FDA is still reviewing the recalled products, but in the meantime, three companies based in the US have agreed to stop selling specific medications that contain valsartan – an ingredient commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. “We have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold … Continue reading “A Common Blood Pressure Drug Has Been Recalled Because It’s Contaminated With a Carcinogen”

Image of the Day: Fat Friendly

Posted on July 14, 2018July 14, 2018Categories BIOLOGY, HUMANS   Leave a comment on Image of the Day: Fat Friendly

The oldest-known ice mummy consumed high amounts of fat. Researchers have discovered that the oldest ice mummy, called Otzi, had a fatty last supper, according to research published in Current Biology yesterday (July 12). “By using a complementary multi-omics approach combined with microscopy, we reconstructed the Iceman’s last meal, showing that he has had a remarkably high proportion of fat in his diet, supplemented with wild meat from ibex and red deer, cereals from einkorn, and with traces of toxic bracken,” Frank … Continue reading “Image of the Day: Fat Friendly”

SWITCHING BRAIN CIRCUITS ON AND OFF WITHOUT SURGERY

Posted on July 12, 2018Categories HUMANS, MIND & BRAIN   Leave a comment on SWITCHING BRAIN CIRCUITS ON AND OFF WITHOUT SURGERY

In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, including epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researchers have developed new therapeutic strategies to more precisely target neural pathways involved in these conditions, but they often require surgery. The latest findings from the laboratory of Mikhail Shapiro, assistant professor of chemical engineering and an affiliated faculty member of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute … Continue reading “SWITCHING BRAIN CIRCUITS ON AND OFF WITHOUT SURGERY”

Seven (or more) things you didn’t know about your brain

Posted on July 12, 2018July 12, 2018Categories HUMANS, MIND & BRAIN   Leave a comment on Seven (or more) things you didn’t know about your brain

The brain — the central “control unit” of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the brain may even house that intangible essence that makes us human: the soul. What should we know about our brains? In a poem written around 1892, American poet Emily Dickinson described the wonder of the human brain. Her verses express a sense of awe, considering the brain’s marvellous capacities of thought and creativity. Musing on how this fascinating organ is … Continue reading “Seven (or more) things you didn’t know about your brain”

What are the early symptoms of leukemia in children?

Posted on July 11, 2018Categories HEALTH & MEDICINE, HUMANS   Leave a comment on What are the early symptoms of leukemia in children?

Many symptoms of leukemia in children are also symptoms of common, less serious childhood illnesses. Leukemia can be chronic, and the symptoms may develop slowly, or it can be acute, and the symptoms may appear very quickly. Childhood leukemia also affects teens. It is the most common type of cancer in children under the age of 15, according to the National Cancer Institute in the United States. Around 4,000 children in the country are affected by leukemia each year. Leukemia affects the blood cells. It causes white blood … Continue reading “What are the early symptoms of leukemia in children?”

Software could allow AI to mimic any human voice, potentially unleashing a whole new era of convincing fake news

Posted on July 9, 2018Categories HUMANS, TECHNOLOGY 1 Comment on Software could allow AI to mimic any human voice, potentially unleashing a whole new era of convincing fake news

Fake news is a major problem that is becoming more serious with each passing day. As dishonest mainstream media outlets – many of which are heavily involved in the creation and sharing of fake news – continue to operate with little to no oversight, the number of times fake news gets put out into the ether keeps growing steadily. In case you were beginning to think that there’s no way things could get worse, think again. In the future, a simple piece … Continue reading “Software could allow AI to mimic any human voice, potentially unleashing a whole new era of convincing fake news”